Herod's opinion of Christ.
Matthew 14:1 At that time Herod the Tetrarche heard of the fame of Iesus, Matthew 14:2 And sayde vnto his seruaunts, This is that Iohn Baptist, hee is risen againe from the deade, and therefore great woorkes are wrought by him.
Wherefore John the Baptist was beheaded.
Matthew 14:3 For Herod had taken Iohn, and bounde him, and put him in prison for Herodias sake, his brother Philips wife. Matthew 14:4 For Iohn saide vnto him, It is not lawfull for thee to haue her. Matthew 14:5 And when hee woulde haue put him to death, hee feared the multitude, because they counted him as a Prophet. Matthew 14:6 But when Herods birth day was kept, the daughter of Herodias daunced before them, and pleased Herod. Matthew 14:7 Wherefore he promised with an othe, that he would giue her whatsoeuer she would aske. Matthew 14:8 And shee being before instructed of her mother, sayde, Giue mee here Iohn Baptists head in a platter. Matthew 14:9 And the King was sorie: neuerthelesse because of the othe, and them that sate with him at the table, he commanded it to be giuen her, Matthew 14:10 And sent, and beheaded Iohn in the prison. Matthew 14:11 And his head was brought in a platter, and giuen to the maide, and shee brought it vnto her mother. Matthew 14:12 And his disciples came, and tooke vp the bodie, and buried it, and went, and tolde Iesus.
Jesus departeth into a desert place:
Matthew 14:13 And when Iesus heard it, hee departed thence by shippe into a desert place apart; when the multitude had heard it, they followed him on foote out of the cities. Matthew 14:14 And Iesus went foorth and sawe a great multitude, and was mooued with compassion toward them, and he healed their sicke.
where he feedeth five thousand men with five loaves and two fishes.
Matthew 14:15 And when euen was come, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desart place, and the time is alreadie past: let the multitude depart, that they may goe into the townes, and bye them vitailes. Matthew 14:16 But Iesus saide to them, They haue no neede to goe away: giue yee them to eate. Matthew 14:17 Then saide they vnto him, Wee haue here but fiue loaues, and two fishes. Matthew 14:18 And he saide, Bring them hither to me. Matthew 14:19 And hee commanded the multitude to sit downe on the grasse, and tooke the fiue loaues and the two fishes, and looked vp to heauen and blessed, and brake, and gaue the loaues to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. Matthew 14:20 And they did all eate, and were sufficed, and they tooke vp of the fragments that remained, twelue baskets full. Matthew 14:21 And they that had eaten, were about fiue thousande men, beside women and litle children.
He walketh on the sea to his disciples:
Matthew 14:22 And straightway Iesus compelled his disciples to enter into a shippe, and to goe ouer before him, while he sent the multitude away. Matthew 14:23 And assoone as hee had sent the multitude away, he went vp into a moutaine alone to pray: and when the euening was come, hee was there alone. Matthew 14:24 And the shippe was nowe in the middes of the sea, and was tossed with waues: for it was a contrarie winde. Matthew 14:25 And in the fourth watch of the night, Iesus went vnto them, walking on the sea. Matthew 14:26 And when his disciples sawe him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit, and cried out for feare. Matthew 14:27 But straight way Iesus spake vnto them, saying, Be of good comfort, It is I: be not afraide. Matthew 14:28 Then Peter answered him, and saide, Master, if it be thou, bid me come vnto thee on the water. Matthew 14:29 And he saide, Come; when Peter was come downe out of the shippe, he walked on the water, to goe to Iesus. Matthew 14:30 But when he sawe a mightie winde, he was afraide: and as he began to sinke, he cried, saying, Master, saue me. Matthew 14:31 So immediatly Iesus stretched foorth his hande, and caught him, and saide to him, O thou of litle faith, wherefore diddest thou doubt? Matthew 14:32 And assoone as they were come into the ship, the winde ceased. Matthew 14:33 Then they that were in the ship, came and worshipped him, saying, Of a trueth thou art the Sonne of God.
and landing at Gennesaret, healeth the sick by the touch of the hem of his garment.
Matthew 14:34 And when they were come ouer, they came into the land of Gennezaret. Matthew 14:35 And when the men of that place knewe him, they sent out into all that countrey rounde about, and brought vnto him all that were sicke, Matthew 14:36 And besought him, that they might touch the hemme of his garment onely: and as many as touched it, were made whole.